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Huh? GOP Congressman Says Dinosaurs Extinction Proves Climate Change is a Lie

A Florida Congressman became an inadvertent advertisement for science education this week when he declared that the fact dinosaurs went extinct proves that climate change must be a big, old liberal lie.

Talking about his anti-climate change stance on MSNBC on Sunday, Rep. Jeff Miller pointed out that when scientists talk about science change, they are misrepresenting a theory that is hardly settled as fact and worse, they are suggesting humankind can actually do something about the pesky changing weather patterns.

“The issue of climate change has been happening for a long time, and for us to be able to think that we, as matter of fact, can change what’s going on right now to any substantive measure is really kind of foolish in my opinion,” Miller said, advising that there is no need to cut back on fossils fuels or other ways modern man seems bent on destroying the planet no matter what the United Nations or Obama’s Climate Change Report says.

He added that it is up to people like him to defend the truth on such issues, not fall for the liberal lies and campaign strategy.

 “I’m concerned with the truth. And the truth is, climate has been changing for a long time,” Miller demanded. “They call it global warming, global cooling. Now, everybody wants to call it climate change.”

When pressed by host Richard Liu about why he does not think humans have anything to do with climate change, Miller declared he had all the proof he needs, and it all comes down to the fact dinosaurs did not drive cars but still ended up dead.

“Why did the dinosaurs go extinct?” Miller asked.“Were there men that were causing — were there cars running around at that point that were causing global warming? No. The climate has changed since Earth was created.”

Of course, while Miller may be right about dinosaurs not having Volvos, the self-described defender of truth should probably have googled a bit more about earth science in the age of dinosaurs before he spoke on national television.

While rapid temperatures changes did contribute to the dinosaurs demise, most scientists attribute the dinosaur’s extinction to an asteroid or comet that struck the earth, not global warming.

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  • Thomas W. Yale

    There are a few theories regarding the extinction of the dinosaurs, including climate change, but to assume that this is the reason is in no way conclusive. Why? Because we don’t know for sure, though collision with an astronomical body may certainly have been the cause. Evidence of climate change has come from scientific investigation. Why ignore it?